Obituaries

Dessie Young

May 5 2007

68 year old Dessie Young died Saturday morning at NHC of Smithville. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Dessie Young

May 5 2007

68 year old Dessie Young of Sparta died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. She was retired from Omega Apparel. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Peeled Chestnut Church. Gary Farris will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Martha Dobson Hicks; three brothers, and two sisters. Survivors include her husband Willie Young of Sparta. Four children, Lloyd and his wife Raeanne Young of Michigan City Indiana, Gail and her husband Frosty Osborne of Rolling Prairie Indiana, Arlene and her husband James Daniels of Sparta, and Greg Young of Sparta. Thirteen grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren, one step great great grandchild, and three sisters. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.

Mary Taylor Estes

May 8 2007

69 year old Mary Taylor Estes of Smithville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George David and Ruth Earls Vaughn. Survivors include her husband, Freeland Estes of Smithville. One son, Charles Taylor of Liberty. One brother, David Vaughn of Crossville. One sister, Pat Sweeton. A half-brother, James Vaughn and a step brother, Russell McGee all of McMinnville. Five brothers and sisters-in-law, Louise Garrett of Liberty, Linda and her husband Ernie Taylor of McMinnville, Roy Taylor of Smithville, Marvin Taylor of McMinnville, and Lee and his wife Betty Taylor of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lorene Graham Tramel

Oct 2 2006

Lorene Graham Tramel of Nashville died Sunday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Phillips & Robinson Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hack Tramel and her parents, Henry and Della Moore Graham. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Hurt; two sons, H.D. and Ronnie Tramel; eleven grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren all of Nashville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Phillips & Robinson Funeral Home in Nashville. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Gordon Browning Certain

Oct 6 2006

70 year old Gordon Browning Certain of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a truck driver for Model City Auto Sales and a member of the Bright Hill Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Obie and Earlene Certain. Survivors include three sons, Terry and his wife Jerretta Certain of Murfreesboro, Eric Certain of Washington, and Jeffery Certain of Maryville. Three grandchildren, Joshua Certain of Georgia, Joel and Grace Certain of Murfreesboro and one great grandchild Josh Certain of Georgia. One special friend, Merle Sandlin of Smithville. One sister, Dorothy Jean Puckett of Smithville. One nephew, Jimmy Puckett of Smithville. One niece, Fran Bennett of Knoxville and four nieces and one nephew. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.

Bertha Juanita Cantrell

Oct 9 2006

88 year old Bertha Juanita Cantrell of Smithville died Saturday at her home in the Bluff Springs Community. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ at Bluff Springs. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home. Vernon Joines will officiate and burial will be in the Webb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.T. \"Bill\" Cantrell; and her parents, Venus Glenn and Myrtle Mayfield. Survivors include three sons, Donald W. Cantrell of McMinnville. Douglas A. Cantrell of the Bluff Springs Community, and David R. Cantrell of Summitville. A daughter, Dianna Kay Atnip of Smithville. Seventeen grandchildren and thirty one great grandchildren survive along with two brothers and sisters-in-law, Woodrow and Mildred Glenn of McMinnville, Harold Glenn of McMinnville, and Jean Glenn of Dayton, Ohio. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Henry Curtis Adams

Oct 9 2006

65 year old Henry Curtis Adams of Smithville died Sunday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was a carpenter and a member of the Enon Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Clayton Neal will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Thomas and Lela Curtis Adams. Survivors include his wife, Dianna Adams of Smithville. Three children, Penny Arnold of Chattanooa, Lee Adams of Smithville, and Scott Adams of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Terry Arnold, John Curtis Adams, Jessica, Jarrett, Jordan, Zachary, and Jesse Adams. One great grandson, Corbin Arnold. One brother, Sammy Adams of Powell. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Shirley J. Baker

Oct 9 2006

56 year old Shirley J. Baker of Jasper, Alabama died Sunday at her residence. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Kilgore-Green Chapel in Jasper, Alabama. Edward Thompson will officiate and burial will be in the Boldo Memory Gardens. Visitation will begin Monday at 6:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Talmadge and Birdie Guthrie, two infant children; a daughter, Melissa Ann Baker; a son, Billy Ray Baker, Jr.; one infant brother; and a grandson-in-law, Roger Hubbard. Survivors include a daughter, Shelia Estes and her husband Stevie of Smithville. Granddaughters, Jesecca Hubbard, Christina Murphy, and Stephanie Murphy all of Smithville. A step-granddaughter, Amanda McClure of Smithville; two unborn great grandchildren; a brother, James Guthrie of Jasper; a sister, Brenda Blount and her husband Tom of Smithville, Mississippi, and several nieces, nephews, special friends and other family. The Kilgore-Green Funeral Home in Jasper, Alabama is in charge of the arrangements.

B.W. Dirting

Oct 10 2006

84 year old B.W. Dirting of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. A complete list of survivors and FUNERAL arrangements will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

B.W. Dirting

Oct 11 2006

84 year old B.W. Dirting of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a Mason, member of Liberty Lodge #77, and a factory worker. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member and deacon. Don McDonald will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. when the body will be taken to the church where it will be from 1:30 p.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Maudine Atnip Dirting of Smithville. A daughter, Donna and her husband Danny Damron of Trenton, Michigan. Two grandchildren and one great grandchild. A sister, Ailene and her husband Don McDonald of Murfreesboro and a niece, Lorine Zaker of Murfreesboro. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. A Masonic Service will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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